As the 2018 MLB season makes its way through the second half, it's time to start making your NL MVP predictions. Each season, baseball's top players prove themselves likely candidates for the prestigious award, whether that be league veterans or even rookies. No matter their time in the league, however, MVP contenders must contribute both offensively and defensively, knocking in runs and making plays on the field. Of all the potential players, who will win the NL MVP Award for the 2018 season?
While there are certainly some familiar faces in the National League MVP race this season, Freddie Freeman has proved himself a likely candidate, as well as one of the best first basemen in the MLB. Other potential NL MVPs include the 2018 Home Run Derby champ Bryce Harper, young star Ozzie Albies, and the versatile Javier Báez, among other top hitters and defensive players. In short, it's going to be an interesting finish to the season, but who do you think posted the numbers to take the NL MVP Award in 2018?
Check out the list of 2018 NL MVP contenders below and cast your votes for the players you think will take it home this season. While you're at it, make your picks for the 2018 American League MVP.